Many many years ago. I always thought that to lose weight, I had to starve myself.
So when I came across an article about how chia seeds can help with weight loss, I was intrigued.
I put it to the test and added chia seeds to every meal without changing much else.
After 2-3 weeks, I noticed that my digestion improved, my energy increased and I lost a few pounds. Wow!
This was when I realized I am on to something. I was a convinced chia seed fan!
Chia seeds can help you feel full for longer periods, which means you’ll be less likely to overeat.
Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They’re also one of the best ways to eat more fiber while you lose weight.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about chia seeds in this post:
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds look like small black and white beads and come from the seed of the Salvia hispanica plant. They’re native to Mexico and have been used as medicine for centuries.
Nutritional value of chia seeds
Chia seeds contain about 10 grams of total carbs per 1/2 cup serving, which is less than most other whole foods (like bread).
They provide 20% of your daily fiber needs, which is higher than most other foods (5% or less).
Chia seeds also contain 24 grams of protein per 1/2 cup serving—more than half your daily intake!
And they’re packed with calcium and other minerals as well as omega-3 fatty acids.
How chia seeds help with weight loss
They’re high in fiber (which helps you feel fuller longer), which makes them more satisfying and keeps your appetite under control. Fiber also helps keep your digestive tract healthy so that food moves through smoothly,
They are also high in calcium and magnesium which also helps to regulate your blood sugar levels. This means that you will feel more energetic throughout the day and be less likely to get moody or depressed after eating them!
The best way to eat chia seeds for weight loss
The best way to eat chia seeds for weight loss is by mixing them with something else: yogurt, smoothies, soups, sauces, and juices. Or you can sprinkle them over your salad or any dish.
When mixed in a smoothie or yogurt and eaten right after your workout, chia seeds will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal. This helps you avoid overeating and maintain proper nutrition while losing weight.
Here are 2 great recipes:
Chia seeds are an excellent addition to any weight loss plan.
They are easy to add to your diet, and they provide a host of health benefits.
Chia seeds can help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite, stabilizing blood sugar levels, and boosting your metabolism.
So what are you waiting for? Give chia seeds a try!
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